Hello guys. So today out of ordinary I decided to take some time out of my schedule to have a detailed look at PKDM civic. My first stop was Honda Avenue Islamabad.
Well the car looks good in person. Pretty much the same as what I saw back in United States.
As soon as I opened the door to sit in. Hopped in. Seats?
Dang! Seats are totally not the same. Much much downgraded. Stitching of that so called leather is really pathetic.
I won't talk about those door welds and all as it has already been discussed and described in detail by the OP of this thread.
Coming towards the center console. Well. They've ruined center console by shoving in that stupid good for nothing screen and the arm rest isn't even adjustable. Thumbs up Atlas for ruining that center console and arm rest.
Uneven gaps between different panels in interior caught my attention. See the pictures attached below.
I mean for heaven's sake Atlas. You people are charging us 3.0 million rupee for this very car and look at this build quality. I really expected something better from you people this time. But what you people have come up with is absolutely disappointing. Heck even my 9th gen civic or 2015 City doesn't have these kinda flaws.
Here. Have a look at the finish.
Walked out of Honda Avenue in confusion. I couldn't believe my eyes. Was that really a Honda Civic about which I used to brag among Toyota Corolla owners that build quality of Civic is far better? Well.. I'm still in a state of shock.
Checked three cars in Honda avenue and all of them had these issues.
Since I had to go Pindi saddar for some errand. I decided to pay a visit to Honda Centre to check the cars on display over there as I had heard that there were some issues with initial lot of cars. Checked 3 cars over there and every car had these finishing issues and build quality issues. I even got a car opened which was reserved for a customer. Even that car had same issues.
Conclusion : Totally disappointed and surprised what Atlas has done to this car.
I would surely think more than twice before buying this very PKDM Civic and yes this is coming from a loyal PKDM Honda customer/enthusiast who has owned 6th,7th,8th,9th gen civic.